Not Invisible – Just 50
I recently rekindled my friendship with Charlotte Palmer, a fellow student from our days at Middlesex Polytechnic. In the intervening years, she has had some notable successes: East Enders, Coronation Street, Extras and Ab Fab, to name but a few. Now living in my home town of Bath, she invited me to create some music for her Edinburgh show ‘The Invisible Woman Is Not Invisible, She’s Merely Over 50’.
Previous collaborations with Mark Bishop at Big State Theatre led to an introduction to Reach Inclusive Arts. This group runs the Partners Theatre Co, an inclusive company of disables performers, based at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. They commissioned me to create a soundtrack for their play ‘The Change Room’ which was centred around computer gaming.
Having established myself as a composer for dance, whilst studying in London, it was a natural step to write scores for live theatre. So, when fellow graduate and theatre director Andy Burden asked me to create some music for his stage adaptation of The Fisher King, I said ‘yes’. This led to work with Big State Theatre, Prime Theatre, Cause for Applause and others.
The Invisible Woman – The Rondo Theatre; dir. Charlotte Palmer
Bike to the Future – The Rondo Theatre; self-directed
Think of a Conclusion – Bath Fringe; self-directed
Think of a Sequel – Bath Fringe; self-directed
Think of a Song – Bath Fringe; self-directed
The Change Room – Partners Theatre Co; dir. Yvonne Chamberlain
Old World – Prime Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
The Government Inspector – Full Tilt Theatre Co; dir. Pat Welsh
Animal Farm – Cause for Applause Theatre Co; dir. Kirsten Lane
Fetch! – Big State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson (Peepolykus)
Fire Starter – Big State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson
16 Types of Happiness – Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Hitting Dennis – Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Hysteria – The Rondo Theatre Co; dir. Iris Leonard
The Tempest – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
The Fisher King – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Swan Lake – SNAP Theatre; dir. Andy Graham